Frequently Asked Questions
What is parole?
What is the Parole Board?
What category of offender can qualify for parole?
How does an offender apply for parole?
What is a non parole licence?
Is parole a reward for good behaviour in prison?
Do sex offenders get parole?
Will the Board release an offender who denies his/her guilt?
When do I qualify for consideration for early release on parole?
Can I opt out of the parole system?
When do I qualify for consideration for release on life licence?
Who writes the reports for my parole review dossier?
Do I get to see all the reports in my parole review dossier?
What if I don't agree with a report written about me?
What does the Parole Board take into account when considering my case?
Can my parole date be withdrawn?
What will my licence say?
Your licence will require you to report promptly to your supervising officer, to co-operate with your supervising officer, and to tell him or her if you change your address, get a job or change or lose your job. You may also be required to stay at a specific hostel or to undertake counselling on particular problems such as alcohol, drugs or anger management.
If you do not keep in touch with your supervising officer, break the law or fail to co-operate with any other licence conditions you may be recalled to custody to resume serving your sentence.
Can I appeal against the decision of the Parole Board?